Apr 25, 2018  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

College of Education

Ruth E. Fassinger, Ph.D., Dean

J. Sue Fletcher, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Physical Education and Health
Dawn Poole, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Advanced Studies in Education
Nancy Jean Smith, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Teacher Education
Kathy Shipley, MA, Chair, Department of Liberal Studies

Mary Borba, Ed.D., Coordinator, Multiple Subject Credential
Christopher Roe, Ed.D., Coordinator, Multiple Subject Credential, Stockton Center
Juan Flores, Ed.D., Coordinator, Multiple Subject Bilingual Credential, BCLAD Certificate, and CLAD/CTEL Certificate
Karen Sniezek, Ph.D., Coordinator, Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Credentials
Karen Breshears, M.A., and Robin Hennings, M.A., Coordinators, Single Subject Credential and Single Subject Bilingual Credential
Alice Fuentes, B.A., Director, Credentials Processing Center
Susan Neufeld, Ph.D., Coordinator, Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential
Chet Jensen, Ed.D., Coordinator, Administrative Services Credentials
Connie Kane, Ph.D., Coordinator, Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall — DBH 301
Phone: (209) 667-3652

Departments in the College of Education:

Department of Liberal Studies 
Department of Physical Education and Health 
Department of Advanced Studies in Education*
Department of Teacher Education*

*Refer to the Graduate catalog

The College of Education has as its mission the professional preparation of teachers and school service professionals. Specifically, the College prepares elementary, middle, and secondary-level teachers and school administrators, counselors, reading/language arts specialists, instructional technologists, special educators, and physical and health educators. Faculty are committed to meeting the rightful expectation of the public regarding the education of effective and dedicated educators who exhibit competence, reflection, and a professional passion manifested in their advocacy for children and their communities.

The College offers both initial and advanced credential and certificate programs that are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

Credential Processing Center

Alice S. Fuentes, B.A., Director
Sheri Biasca and Cristina Ponce, Credential Analysts

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall — DBH 303
Phone: (209) 667-3534

The Credential Processing Center (CPC) in the College of Education serves as the campus liaison to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and handles education credential matters. The CPC disseminates credential information,  including requirements and regulations, to campus staff, faculty, students, prospective candidates, and the general public. Individuals from out-of-state or out-of-country are advised in the CPC. Credentialed teachers may also obtain up-to-date renewal information at the CPC.

The CPC evaluates applications for the Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist credential programs. The CPC verifies Subject Matter Preparation Programs (waiver) for students who will attend another institution to complete their credential program. The CPC evaluates, verifies, and recommends to the Commission all basic multiple, single subject, and education specialist teaching credentials and all professional clear, advanced, and services credentials.

The CCTC has approved the University’s programs leading to the credentials listed in the following section. For specific and current information on these credentials, please contact the identified department office.

Department of Teacher Education: (209) 667-3357
  • Multiple Subject Credential
  • Multiple Subject Bilingual Credential
  • Single Subject Credential
  • Single Subject Bilingual Credential
  • Reading & Language Arts Specialist Credential
  • CLAD/CTEL Certificate
  • BCLAD Certificate
Department of Advanced Studies in Education: (209) 667-3364
  • Education Specialist Credential
  • Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Administrative Services Credential
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Counseling